1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 126 CK, 1981 USA West Grand Prix, Long Beach

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Ferrari 126 CK, 1981 USA West Grand Prix, Long Beach

This model is of the Ferrari 126 CK and was based on a Merikits kit. It is the version from the 1981 USA West Grand Prix driven by Gilles Villeneuve. This was the first, official race of the season and was one of two F1 races to be staged in the USA that year. The circuit at Long Beach was a temporary street circuit just outside Los Angeles in California. Villeneuve failed to finish the race due to a broken driveshaft.

Although this model is based on a kit, it has been greatly modified with lots of new, fine detailing and scratch-built parts, particularly in brass. The first group of photos show, for example, various new parts of the bodywork in soldered brass. The second group of photos show the engine, which has been greatly modified. The last group of photos show the finished model, which was completed in April 2016.

The "work-in-progress" was on display at Retromobile 2016.

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Ferrari 126 CK 01
Ferrari 126 CK 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 02
Ferrari 126 CK 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 03
Ferrari 126 CK 03

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 04
Ferrari 126 CK 04

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 05
Ferrari 126 CK 05

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 06
Ferrari 126 CK 06

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 07
Ferrari 126 CK 07

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 08
Ferrari 126 CK 08

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 09
Ferrari 126 CK 09

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 10
Ferrari 126 CK 10

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 11
Ferrari 126 CK 11

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 12
Ferrari 126 CK 12

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 13
Ferrari 126 CK 13

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 14
Ferrari 126 CK 14

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 15
Ferrari 126 CK 15

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 16
Ferrari 126 CK 16

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 17
Ferrari 126 CK 17

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 18
Ferrari 126 CK 18

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 19
Ferrari 126 CK 19

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 20
Ferrari 126 CK 20

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

Ferrari 126 CK 21
Ferrari 126 CK 21

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model